Group home seeks special exception to operate in residential zoning district in Conshohocken

During the January 29th meeting of Conshohocken’s Zoning Hearing Board, a hearing was commenced and continued to February 12th that involves zoning relief sought for the operation of a group home at 333 West 7th Avenue. The applicant is the property owner David Brosso of DJB Properties, LLC.

According to documents available with the application, the property owner has leased the property to Jeanette Duperon with Elle Vie, which is “licensed to provide residential housing (and related services) for adults that are not able to live independently.”

The group home has already been utilized as a residence for an adult with autism, as well as, an interim residence for Elle Vie’s new clients. The property is located within the Borough Residential District 1, which doesn’t permit a group home unless a special exception has been granted by the zoning hearing board. On October 31, 2023, Conshohocken’s zoning officer issued an enforcement letter due to the property being utilized as a group home without the special exception.

In addition to needing the special exception, the property owner also needs zoning relief as it pertains to parking.

We were unable to attend the January 29th hearing, but have been told by those in attendance that neighbors expressed concerns.

The continuation of the hearing on February 12th is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the borough hall at 400 Fayette Street.